Monday, January 30, 2012

Meteorological Department warns of strong winds and rough seas

KUALA LUMPUR: The Meteorological Department has issued a Second Category strong winds and rough seas warning for the waters of Condore, Reef North, Layang-layang and Palawan, with wind speeds up to 60kph and wave height of 4.5 metres.

The conditions, which are expected to continue until Feb 4, pose a danger to all coastal and shipping activities, including fishing and ferry services.

The department also issued a First Category strong winds and rough seas warning until Saturday for the waters off Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, east Johor, Sarawak, Labuan, Sabah, Tioman, Bunguran, Reef South and Sulu.

The coastal areas of the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, which are vulnerable to high waves, were expected to subside yesterday.

The conditions were dangerous to small crafts, recreational sea activities and sea sports.

The department also said in a statement that thunderstorms  over waters off Pahang, Kelantan and Sarawak were expected to end late yesterday afternoon.

The conditions, causing strong winds up to 50kph and rough seas with a wave height of 3.5m,  posed a danger to small boats. - NST

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